Speaking as a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" segment on Tuesday, he explained that Apple gave a demonstration of HomePod's music playing capabilities during the WWDC presentation on Monday but Siri's functions was completely left out of the presentation.
As a home assistant, HomePod is a great way to send messages, get updates on news, sports and weather, or control smart home devices by simply asking Siri to turn on the lights, close the shades or activate a scene.
Apple vice president Phil Schiller said the Siri team at Apple had tuned the assistant into a "musicologist" that learns the tastes of listeners and gets songs from the internet cloud.
Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads.
It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years.
Sadly, those excited by the Apple HomePod will have to wait a number of months before they can add it to their living room. Respected US reviewer Harry McCracken says it does sound pretty good for a speaker of its size too - at least in Apple's demo.
A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the United States market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home.
Apple has brought a new look to its control center, which merges notifications and quick settings toggle into a single screen.
The latest version of Apple's Safari browser will be able to stop automatically playing videos as well as online trackers used for advertisers.
Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released in the autumn.
High Sierra will be released later this year as a free update, according to Federighi. For the customers in the US, UK, and Australia, the speaker will start shipping by December first, in White and Space Gray color options. Apple could announce updated iPad tablets at the conference, one of the people said.
"As the iPhone reaches a point of near saturation in mature markets and replacement rates continue to slow, Apple must find new ways to lock in users".
You see, iOS 11 is only compatible with devices running 64-bit processors. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year.
As of iOS 11, the Apple App Store will receive a major redesign, which focuses on easier navigation of the app marketplace.